Friday, May 31, 2019

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "White House Immolation"

DC's anarchist cartoonist Mike Flugennock say...

"White House Immolation"

In a tragic revival of an old protest tradition, a man set himself on  fire near the White House this week.

And yes, this somehow put me in mind of the Democratic Party's insistence on trying to foist Joe Biden onto progressive voters –  which, of course, would be their biggest debacle since the 2016 debacle, and a true "hold my beer" moment for the Democrats.


"Man Sets Himself On Fire Outside White House" RT, 05.29.19

"America Shouldn't Tolerate 'Biden Being Biden'", TIME, 02.18.15

"Joe Biden is Damned by His Own 'Harassment' Standard", KC Johnson, 
New York Post, 04.02.19

"Joe Biden's Role in '90s Crime Law Could Haunt Any Presidential Bid", 
New York Times, 08.21.15

"Re-watching Joe Biden's disastrous Anita Hill hearing: A sexual harassment inquisition", Washington Post, 09.18.18

"Exclusive Poll: Biden's Iraq War Vote Already A Liability in 2020 Campaign",  Politico, 05.15.19

Cavna on Stan Lee's last days and Burton's first Batman

As Stan Lee's ex-caregiver is arrested, last year's videos provide an illuminating lens on his elder-abuse case

June 23: French Comics Kiss Better: A French Comics Creators Showcase


French Comics Kiss Better: A French Comics Creators Showcase

 · Hosted by Fantom Comics and 2 others

  • Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 7 PM

  • Fantom Comics
    2010 P St NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20036
For the weekend of the American Library Association Annual, we are partnering with the French Comics Association to bring you this event!

This panel offers a rare opportunity to meet French and European artists on tour, who represent the contemporary bande dessinĂ©e (BD) scene. French comics are familiar American bestsellers, from Tintin to Persepolis to Valerian, but fans can discover the diversity in genres—from steampunk fantasy to crime fiction to graphic biography and historical fiction—and vibrant/sophisticated art styles from the next generation of creators who are "big in France." This ultra-cool panel will be followed by a comics party with drinks available for purchase!

Featuring 2019 Eisner-Award nominee Wilfrid Lupano (Sea of Love and Curtain Call); Typex (Andy: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol); Julia Billet (Catherine's War); and Karim Friha (Rise of the Zelphire). Moderated by Brigid Alverson

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Library of Congress blog features plum political cartoons

Weldon on Gaiman's Good Omens

'Good Omens' Serves Up A Cozy, Strangely Heartwarming Apocalypse
May 30, 2019  

RVA magazine's new comics column




The Post's Ron Charles on Dr. Seuss

How Dr. Seuss's 'Oh, the Places You'll Go' became a graduation-gift cliche [in print as Oh, let's not go there, Class of '19]

by Ron Charles Washington Post May 30 2019, p. C1, 3   

Tom King interview and news

Tom King on Heroes in Crisis, The Fan Reaction, and Wally West's Future
By RUSS BURLINGAME - May 23, 2019


Tom King Co-Writing 'New Gods' Film With Ava DuVernay for Warner Bros. PicturesMary Anne Butler 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

PR: Two Sarah Boxer books published in June

International Psychoanalytic Books  BOOK NEWS     

Press Inquiries     Tamar Schwartz     917-547-8054


For Immediate Release:

Publication Date: June 8, 2019




 IN THE FLOYD ARCHIVES: A Psycho-Bestiary  




 MOTHER MAY I? A Post-Floydian Folly     






Hilarious and terrifying … smart and silly. The constant barrage of puns is  brilliant. OMG! Me Little and Little Hans are brilliant, hilarious characters. … Such darkness and such lightness, so edifying and so absurd!

 -- Alison Bechdel


A kooky and witty illustrated tale that's full of intelligence and educational value. -- Kirkus Reviews


Having adored The Floyd Archives, I can't say enough how thrilling it is to see the  bestiary ride again, into the forests of Klein and Winnicott-the-Pooh… sorry… the atmosphere of free-association is infectious.

--  Jonathan Lethem



If Freud had a bad dream, it would probably be Floyd ... A wildly clever collection in which little animals stand in for Sigmund Freud's most famous cases and for the doctor himself. -- Jenny Lyn Bader, New York Times


Boxer belongs to the line of erudite, intellectual cartooning exemplified by Jules Feiffer, David Levine and Edward Gorey … Funny and disturbing at the same time. -- Jeet Heer, The Comics Journal


… hysterically off-kilter… --  Kirkus Reviews


As the story unfolded, it got funnier and funnier, and funnier and funnier. Suddenly it was very painful. -- David Levine



What is the In the Floyd Archives?


In the Floyd Archives (ISBN 978-1-949093-18-6, 160 pp. $17.95) is a graphic novel, drawn and written by Sarah Boxer, lightly based on Freud's famous case histories – the Wolf Man, the Rat Man, Dora and Little Hans. The psychoanalyst, Dr. Floyd, is a bird. His patients are troubled mammals: Wolfman is a passive-aggressive wolf with identity issues, Rat Ma'am, an obsessive-compulsive rat, Lambskin a deflated lamb, and Bunnyman a paranoid rabbit. In the Floyd Archives, a comic with footnotes leading back to the Freudian sources, is for aficionados of Freud but also for those who love a wildly inventive comic with a deep and disturbing undercurrent.


What is Mother May I?


Mother May I?  (ISBN 978-1-949093-17-9, 188 pp. $17.95) is the sequel to the comic In the Floyd Archives. In this hilarious and terrifying riff on the works and lives of the child psychoanalysts Melanie Klein and D.W. Winnicott, Dr. Floyd's abandoned patients take a turn with Melanin Klein, a small black sheep who adores talking about ta-tas and widdlers. Klein is joined by her three little kids – Melittle Klein, a bitter kitten, Little Hans, a rambunctious bunny, and Squiggle Piggle, a pig whose tail creates expressive pictures when pulled. Mother May I?, a comic with footnotes, is for those who wonder whatever happened to psychoanalysis after Freud was gone, for those still working out things with their mothers, and for those who appreciate a comic romp with a dark edge.


Who is Sarah Boxer?


Sarah Boxer, writer, cartoonist, critic, is a contributing writer for The Atlantic, and a critic who writes for The New York Review of Books, The L.A. Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, The Comics Journal, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Photograph, and Artforum. She published her first cartoon in a local Colorado newspaper at age 12. For many years she worked at The New York Times as an editor, critic, and reporter. Boxer's essay on George Herriman's Krazy Kat, "The Cat in the Hat," was featured in Best American Comics Criticism. Her essay "Why Are All the Cartoon Mothers Dead?" was anthologized in Rereading America. Her piece "The Exemplary Narcissism of Snoopy," will appear this year in The Peanuts Papers. Born in Denver, Boxer lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, son, and two cats. There she is at work on a series of tragic-comics, including, Hamlet: Prince of Pigs (part of which appeared on the NYR Daily website) and Anchovius Caesar: The Decomposition of a Romaine Salad.

Ann Telnaes interviewed about editorial cartoon exhibit in Ohio

The Post's Alexandra Petri is writing a She-Hulk issue

From the latest Marvel solicitations:


Connecting Variant by John Tyler Christopher

• Bullseye being hired for an assassination? Just another Tuesday. But when he decides to pin it on She-Hulk? Bad idea.
• Strap in as everyone's favorite lawyer-slash-Hulk, Jennifer Walters, takes on the mad marksman in a classic case of character defamation…with a heaping helping of SMASH. 
• Plus: Robots! Why? Well, you'll just have to wait and see…

40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99

Friday, May 24, 2019

Former local cartoonist Teresa Roberts Logan emceed The Reuben awards

It's the Oscars, the Tonys, the Emmys of cartooning, and Teresa was the emcee.

Former Washington Examiner cartoonist Nate Beeler laid off in Ohio

Nate's a friend of mine, but he's also one of the best younger political cartoonists. Another stupid action in the rush to the bottom, as this company laid off their last three remaining political cartoonists.

The Post reviews Disney's Aladdin remake

The best things about the new 'Aladdin'? A super-feminist Jasmine, and Will Smith's street-smart Genie. [in print as A whole new world, but kind of clumsy].

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Student cartoonist Cole Goco profiled in The DCist

Meet The 17-Year-Old Arlington Cartoonist Who Just Got A Shoutout From Lin-Manuel Miranda

May 25: MARVEL Super Hero™ Day at Nationals' game

MARVEL Super Hero™ Day

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

June 15: Okko's Inn anime screening


CONTACT: Chris Wanamaker, (202) 262 2083

DC Anime Club To screen Okko's Inn

DC Anime Club will screen Okko's Inn Saturday June 15, 2019

7pm at the Eaton Workshop Cinema 1201 K St NW
Washington, DC 20005

ABOUT Okko's Inn:
After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko goes to live in the countryside with her grandmother, who runs a traditional Japanese inn built on top of an ancient spring said to have healing waters. While she goes about her chores and prepares to become the inn's next caretaker, Okko discovers that there are spirits who live there that only she can see - not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games and help her navigate her new environment.

This movie will be in screened Japanese with English Subtitles.

For more information please contact:
202 262 2083

Meetup link:

We hope to see you there.

For more information please visit the DC Anime Club website at or call 202 262 2083.

About DC Anime Club:

DCAC was established in 2003 to introduce and educate people in the Washington, DC area about East Asian culture, through viewing and discussion of Japanese animation (also known as anime) and Japanese comics (manga). DCAC is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, contributions to DC Anime Club  are taxed deductible to the extent allowable under the law.

The club also works to provide a positive, alternative activity to the youth in the area by exposing them to foreign culture, encouraging artisticexpression and creativity, and providing opportunities for participation in community activities and leadership.

In addition to our bi-weekly meetings, the club holds an Annual Art Show, an Annual Costume fundraising event, and visits local schools to do presentations on anime. The club also works with the Smithsonian Freer Gallery and DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival on their anime screenings, and has helped locally promote performances for Japanese bands such as Puffy Ami Yumi and Pine am. DC Anime Club was founded by Chris Wanamaker (President), Jules
Chang (Former Vice President) and Craig Vaughn (Vice President) on Saturday June 5,
2003. We have a strong membership that continues to grow -- most of which are teenagers.

Katherine Blood on LOC's Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times

Art in Action: A Further Look at Socially-Engaged Contemporary Artist Prints

Katherine Blood

The following is a guest post by exhibition co-curator Katherine Blood, Curator of Fine Prints, Prints & Photographs Division.

Monday, May 20, 2019

That darn Big Nate

The Post profiles one of the most important people in Marvel's movies

How one woman cast more than a thousand actors in the Marvel Cinematic Universe [in print as Marvel's film heroes trace their origins to one person].

The Express on Lucifer tv show

'Lucifer' goes to hell and back with lively Netflix resurrection [in print as To hell and back: 'Lucifer' gets a Netflix resurrection]

Cavna talks about women cartoonists appearing at last weekend's NCS Festival

How the biggest new comic-arts festival reflects better representation for women

Former Mad Magazine editor defends Alfred E. Neuman in The Post

Pete Buttigieg as Alfred E. Neuman? I don't see it. But I also don't buy the mayor's response.

Friday, May 17, 2019

May 31: Animezing!: The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl

Enjoy a FREE Japanese ANIME film at the JICC!
Enjoy a FREE Japanese ANIME film at the JICC!
The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl
From the visionary mind of director Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Adventure Time's "Food Chain") comes The Night is Short, Walk On Girl, a comedy about one epic night in Kyoto.
Winner of Best Animated Feature at the 2018 Awards of the Japanese Academy
As a group of teens go out for a night on the town, a sophomore known only as "The Girl with Black Hair" experiences a series of surreal encounters with the local nightlife… all the while unaware of the romantic longings of Senpai, a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her, in an effort to win her heart.

In Japanese with English subtitles | Rated PG-13 | 2017 | 92 min | Directed by Masaaki Yuasa
Registration required
Trailer for The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl
You are invited to
Friday, May 31st, 2019
from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
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This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
In the event of a cancellation, please contact us at

Program begins at 6:30PM.
Doors open 30 minutes before the program. No admittance after 7:00PM or once seating is full.

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